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Recording of the side event on Social Protection at the 2024UNCSC

The recording of the side event on social protection is now online. The side event took place during the 2024 UNCSC in Nairobi, Kenya on May 9, 2024.

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Invitation: Join the side event on Social Protection at the 2024UNCSC

The hybrid event "Why Universal Social Protection is essential for inclusive development, peace and security in the present and future" will take place on May 9, 2024 at the 2024UNCSC.

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Recording of the Webinar on the UN Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions

The video of the webinar on the "UN Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions" is now online. The webinar took place on April 26, 2024.

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Invitation: Join the webinar on the UN Global Accelerator

The Working Group on Financing Social Protection of the GCSPF and the INSP!R network are inviting you to participate in a webinar to discuss the UN Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions. This webinar will take place on Friday, April 26th at 1 pm UTC.

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Video of the event “The transformative potential of expanding the coverage of child benefits to eliminate child poverty”

The video of the side event “The transformative potential of expanding the coverage of child benefits to eliminate child poverty” is now online. The side event was held on February 14, 2024 during the 62nd Session of the CSocD.

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Invitation side event “The transformative potential of expanding the coverage of child benefits to eliminate child poverty”

The side event “The transformative potential of expanding the coverage of child benefits to eliminate child poverty” will be held on February 14, 2024 at 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm EST at Conference Room 11, UNHQ, New York. The event will be held during the CSocD62.

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Video of the Event “Building a New Eco-social Contract and Advancing Social Security in Times of Debt and Austerity”

The video of the event "Building a New Eco-social Contract and Advancing Social Security in Times of Debt and Austerity" is now online. The event took place on Friday, October 13, 2023 during the Civil Society Policy Forum of the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings 2023 held in Marrakech, Morocco.

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International Symposium on Improving Synergies between Social Protection and Public Finance Management

Many members of the GCSPF participated in the International Symposium, convened by the ILO, UNICEF, the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) and the European Union.

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Video of the session “IMF's strategy on social spending facing austerity: new direction or bandaid?”

The video of the session “IMF's strategy on social spending facing austerity: new direction or bandaid?” is now online. The session was held on Wednesday, April 12th, 2023. Civil society welcomed the IMF's new policy on social spending in 2019. However, we are concerned that spending on social protection, health and education is still not […]

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Invitation hybrid session: “IMF's strategy on social spending facing austerity: new direction or bandaid?”

The hybrid session “IMF's strategy on social spending facing austerity: new direction or bandaid?” will be held on Wednesday, April 12th, 2023, from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm EDT in the IMF HQ2-03B-768B meeting room. Simultaneous interpretation will be available to Spanish, French, and Arabic for those participating online. Registration is not needed for those […]

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Side Event at the LDC5 Civil Society Forum

The side event “Progress through Social Protection - Current initiatives and financing at national and international level” took place on Monday, March 6th 2023 during the Civil Society Forum of the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) that was held in Doha, Qatar. Speakers at the event were Massimiliano La Marca […]

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Invitation Side Event at the LDC5 Civil Society Forum

The side event "Progress through Social Protection - Current initiatives and financing at national and international level" will take place on Monday, March 6th from 5 to 6:30 pm at Civil Society Forum of the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5). Moderator: Martha Bekele, Development Initiatives Speakers: Social Protection: An investment […]

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Video of the Side Event: On the Road to 2025: A New Social Contract with Universal Social Protection and Full Employment and Decent Work for all

The video of the side event: On the Road to 2025: A New Social Contract with Universal Social Protection and Full Employment and Decent Work for all is now online. The event took place on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, during the 61st Session of the Commission for Social Development CSocD61.

The event was dedicated to the memory of Prof. Michael Cichon. Michael was the inspiration behind and driver of Recommendation 202, founder of the GCSPF and he has been an inspiring example to so many people around the world.

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Virtual Side Event: On the Road to 2025: A New Social Contract with Universal Social Protection and Full Employment and Decent Work for all

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Time: 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm EST (Confirm your local time here) Please register at: http://bit.ly/3D3Dek7 The side event will be in English. French and Spanish interpretation will be provided. Organized by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF). Co-organized by Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), Gray […]

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Video: Side event Decade of Action to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030

The video of the virtual side event “Decade of Action to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030” is now online. The side event on the Theme Austerity & Social Protection was co-hosted by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) and the Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) and it was held during the […]

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Video: Side event at HLPF - “Decade of Action to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030”

The virtual side event “Decade of Action to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030” took place on 12 July 2021 during the High-level Political Forum 2021. The virtual side event was co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations; Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia; Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection - […]

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Invitation: Side event at HLPF: “Decade of Action to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030”

The virtual side event “Decade of Action to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030” will take place in the framework of the High-level Political Forum. Date: Monday 12th July 2021, Time: 7:30 – 9am New York, EDT Please register here: https://socialprotectionorg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K0jIjxvgTC2pDQqYRiMhgQ The event will be in English. Live Spanish and French translation will be offered. […]

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International solidarity to eradicate poverty: supporting the initiative of a Global Fund for Social Protection

Statement to the International Labor Conference Recurrent Item Discussion on Social Security 4 June, 2021 Download pdf version here. Thank you very much for the opportunity to contribute to this discussion. My name is Johanna Wagman, I am speaking on behalf of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, a global network of civil society […]

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Video of the event International solidarity to support a robust and inclusive recovery: A global social protection fund

The video of the virtual event “International Solidarity to Support a Robust and Inclusive Recovery - A Global Social Protection Fund” is now online. The virtual event, co-organized by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), was held in the framework of the Spring Civil Society Policy […]

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Financing for development in the era of COVID-19 and beyond

Ana Zeballos spoke on behalf of the GCSPF at the Civil Society Meeting “Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond”, Cluster 2: socio-economic response: social protection, gender, youth, health, education, and human rights. The consultation with NGOs and Civil Society Organizations was held under the auspices of the International Labour Organization and […]

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Video of the event at the CSocD59: Building Roofs and Raising Floors Through Inclusive Digital Technologies and A Global Fund for Social Protection

The video of the virtual side event “Building Roofs and Raising Floors Through Inclusive Digital Technologies and A Global Fund for Social Protection”, co-organized by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) and Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), is now online. The virtual event was organised by the Global Coalition for Social […]

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Global Fund for Social Protection: Advocacy Letter to the G20

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors calls on the G20 to launch an initiative to establish a Global Fund for Social Protection. Read here the advocacy letter or donwload a pdf version. 9 February, 2021 In 2021, several important decisions will be taken at the international level as the world community strives to find […]

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CSocD59: Building Roofs and Raising Floors Through Inclusive Digital Technologies and A Global Fund for Social Protection

The virtual side event “Building Roofs and Raising Floors Through Inclusive Digital Technologies and A Global Fund for Social Protection”, co-organized by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) and Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) with bring together speakers from the Governments of Finland and Belgium, the United Nations, civil society, academia, […]

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GCSPF at the 59th Session of the Commission for Social Development

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The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, the ILO and UNICEF join forces to expand social protection for all through sustainable financing

Joint programme on improving synergies between social protection and public finance management Brussels/Geneva/New York – 1 December 2020 – The European Union, Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF today presented an innovative partnership on social protection and public finance management. The multi-country EUR 22.9 million programme – supported through […]

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GCSPF at the Global e-Conference “Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity: What’s next for social protection?”

e-GCSPF # 45 - October 2020   Global e-Conference 5, 6 and 8 October 2020 Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity: What’s next for social protection socialprotection.org organised the Global e-Conference “Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity: What’s next for social protection?”, which took place on October 5, 6 and 8. The GCSPF […]

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Event “A Global Fund for Social Protection”

The global community of nations has long decided to ensure the Human Right of all people to social protection. Studies have shown that ensuring a basic level of social protection for all is affordable for most countries and definitely for the global community of nations. A solidarity-based Global Fund for Social Protection could support countries […]

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Civil Society Call for a Global Fund for Social Protection

The call is available in Arabic, Russian, English, French and Spanish. The list of signatories is here. The Press Released “Over 200 civil society organizations and trade unions unite to call for a Global Fund for Social Protection to protect the most vulnerable during COVID-19 and beyond” is here, (pdf version). Civil Society Call for […]

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A Joint Statement on the Role of Social Protection in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
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CSocD58: The right of all to roofs & floors: Affordable housing and social protection

Report of the interactive, evidence based panel “The right of all to roofs & floors: Affordable housing and social protection” with international experts who explored the latest evidence on the human rights dimensions and interlinkages between the implementation of universal social protection systems, including floors, to combat and ultimately do away with homelessness and ensure […]

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GCSPF Newsletter #31 – January 2020

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GCSPF at the Global Social Protection Week

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Partnering for USP and SDG 1.3.

Dear friends, Thank you very much for this opportunity to contribute to this very last session of the Global Social Protection Week. I am proud as a technical consultant to WIEGO, coalition member, based in the Philippines, to be able to outline for you the role and function of the global coalition for social protection […]

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GCSPF Commitments towards achieving Universal Human Rights-Based Social Protection Systems and Floors

Our Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors comprises over 100 non State actors, civil society organizations and trade unions.  We work towards the implementation of universal, residence and human rights-based social protection systems and floors – in line with human rights instruments, international labour standards, ILO Recommendation No.202 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. […]

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Strategy Meeting of the Core Team of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors

The Strategy Meeting of the Core Team of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors took place on November 24 and 25 during the Global Social Protection Week. The aim of this meeting was to bring together the members of the Core Team in order to share information among the members on activities in their […]

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The legal, political, economic and moral imperatives to finance social protection for all

Read the Executive Summary, pdf version available here. Read the Statement, pdf version available here. 11 April 2019 Executive Summary Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) Download the Executive Summary (pdf version) The first Sustainable Development Goal of the global agenda for development adopted for the period 2016 to 2030 – “Transforming Our World” […]

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100 Years of International Labour Organization, 100 Years of Commitment to Social Security

The ILO established the right to social security and today recommends Social Protection Floors. That move is crucial, says Ebenezer Durojaye. To celebrate 100 years of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors launched a statement outlining the path towards universal social protection for all. We talked to Ebenezer Durojaye […]

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Rethinking social dialogue in times of globalization and informalization

Social dialogue includes all types of negotiation, consultation and exchange of information between or among representatives of governments, employers and workers on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy. Social dialogue gives people a voice and a stake in their societies and workplaces. It is, therefore, central to the functioning of the […]

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Report on the panel on Social Protection as a Human Rights imperative

Report on the panel on social protection as a human rights imperative, held on 30 April , 2018 during the 62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR), Nouakchott, Mauritania The organisers (the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) and […]

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Financing Universal Social Protection

By Nicola Wiebe Experts call upon Financing for Development Forum to focus attention on financing social protection. See here the webcast of this side event at the UN Headquarter from 23.4.2018. There can be no doubt: social protection has been recognized as a key instrument to end poverty and to give people access to opportunities […]

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Social Protection as a Human Rights Imperative in Africa

The Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape, Initiatives for Socio- economic Rights and the Global Coalition for Social protection Floors in conjunction with the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights cordially invite you to a panel discussion on Social Protection as a […]

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Financing Universal Social Protection to promote Inclusive Development and Reduce Inequality

Panel session at Civil Society Policy Forum of World Bank/IMF Spring meetings 2018 Financing Universal Social Protection to promote Inclusive Development and Reduce Inequality Organizing partners: Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) NGO Committee on Financing for Development (NGOsonFfD) International Labour Organization (ILO) Speakers Isabel Ortiz, Director of […]

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Domestic and International Financial Instruments for Universal Social Protection

Side event to the 2018 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development This event will take stock of the latest development in financing Universal Social Protection, including Floors, and discuss the responses to the following questions: What is the current situation of social protection financing worldwide? How can governments ensure adequate national fiscal resources to sustainably […]

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Social Protection Floors as Key Tool for Eradicating Poverty: Best Practices and Strategies for the Future

  The side event “Social Protection Floors as Key Tool for Eradicating Poverty: Best Practices and Strategies for the Future” was held last February 2, 2018 in the framework of the 56th Commission for Social Development. The moderator of the event was Peter Bakvis, Director, International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC/Global Unions, Washington Office. The speakers […]

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Statement of the GCSPF to the 2nd ILO Development Partners Meeting

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) presented a statement in the opening session of the 2nd ILO Development Partners Meeting, ILO Global Flagship Programme on Social Protection Floors, that was held in Geneva last 25 October 2017. Download here the pdf version of the Statement. Statement of the GCSPF to the 2nd ILO Development Partners […]

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HLPF: Universal Social Protection: End poverty and reduce inequality

During the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York, the significant majority of countries voluntarily reporting mentioned social protection programmes as an effective instrument to fight against poverty and reduce inequalities. But social protection is more. It can tackle poverty in all its dimensions and provide for education, appropriate health care systems and support a […]

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Supporting SPFs in Africa: partnerships for development

Members of the GCSPF participated in the ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All, Western and Central African tripartite and development partners networking meeting on implementing social protection floors in the 2030 Agenda that was held in Dakar, Senegal, from 23 to 25 May 2017. This workshop contributes to ILO’s efforts […]

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Financing social protection floors throughout economic cycles

A side event on financing social protection floors (SPFs) was held on Monday 22 May, 2017, on the occasion of the Second Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Forum on financing for development follow-up (FfD forum) which took place at the UN in New York from 22 to 25 May 2017. The event was entitled "Financing […]

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Financing Social Protection Floors throught economic cycles

Social protection is crucial to build resilience and empower people in tough economic times. It can also spur inclusive growth and productivity in good times if adequate public financing is provided throughout the economic cycle. This event discussed concrete experiences and options to finance fiscally sustainable social protection systems, including floors, in prosperous and adverse […]

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Extending social protection to the rural economy: ILO policy guidelines

What are the most important elements to be considered in terms of ILO policy regarding the extension of social protection to the rural economy? Here are some elements: Building a comprehensive framework for the rural economy: linking social protection policies and strategies for the rural economy with other areas of intervention; Provision of social protection […]

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Technical Workshop on Inclusive Social Protection (6-7 July 2015, Geneva, Switzerland)

For two days, specialist from all parts of the world discussed different aspects and developments in the field of social protection for people with disabilities. The workshop - second of this kind this year - was organized in close collaboration between the International Labour Organization and the International Disability Alliance with the aim of: 1) […]

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Launch of the World Bank Group and ILO Universal Social Protection Initiative, calling for universal social protection policies and financing

On June 30th, the World Bank Group and the ILO launched a joint mission and plan of action:  Universal social protection to ensure that no one is left behind. Universal coverage and access to social protection are central to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity, the World Bank Group's twin goals by 2030. Universal social […]

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A newly established web platform on Social Protection and Human Rights is launched

A newly established web platform on Social Protection and Human Rights (www.socialprotection-humanrights.org) is now available: it brings together various resources relevant to a rights-based approach to social protection, including expert commentaries, reports and other publications, as well as relevant legal instruments and legal cases at the international, regional and domestic level. While the fields of social […]

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